This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Buckeye Burl (Aesculus californica) with Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) cap. Buckeye is one of my favorite species around here: beautiful leaves, massive flower heads, picturesque form, interesting fruit and bluish burl wood that looks like none other! The bluish stain Buckeye burl is something very special. It is one of the few wood that exhibit this kind of color, add the wild pattern and it is truly unique. Black Palm actually belongs to the grass family instead of true hardwood. It has the “bundle of fiber” structure that makes it so difficult to work. Threading is also difficult as this wood tends to spinter. However, I really like the polkadot and treaky pattern that simulate the acorn cap like no other wood that I keep getting back to this species. Isn't this acorn something special?
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured. Good for small daily pills, keepsake... Not recommended for long term storage of emergency pill, since I don't know how air/water tight the closure is. Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 1-5/8"
-- All wood turned items were hand made and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well.
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil was applied.
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time